Atlanta INtown and Reporter Newspapers named two Upper School students to its 12th annual "20 Under 20" list of students for 2020. The paper annually recognizes young people who give back to the community through volunteerism and philanthropic work.
George Corbin '21 created a project called Technology Opens Doors that seeks to address the technology needs of men transitioning out of homelessness. After visiting GeorgiaWorks! and observing men seeking employment, but without adequate technology, tools, and training, George sought to correct that inadequacy. He plans to apply for nonprofit status so that he can obtain funding and continue to provide assistance to those in need. In addition, he has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army Bellwood Boys and Girls Club, and more.
Julia Rhee '21 founded Double Play ATL, a nonprofit organization developed to help underprivileged youth obtain the necessary equipment to play organized sports. Since 2017, the organization has collected nearly 5,000 pieces of equipment and put 90 percent back into the community. Julia has also volunteered her time at Threads, the Atlanta Food Bank, Agape, L’Amistad, Atlanta Children’s Shelter, My Sister’s House, and more.
Four students received honorable mentions by the publications:
Telissa Reynolds '20 created an outreach program, Gene Shorts, that exposes inner city students to the field of genetics.
Sarah Street '21 has raised money and served more than 500 hours at organizations including LaAmistad, Operation Gratitude, Covenant House, Buckhead Christian Ministries, UNICEF, Changing Lives in Guatemala, PowerMyLearning, Hospice Atlanta, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and City of Refuge.
Dev Joshi '21 and Emaad Daya '21 educate people on the environmental crisis through their social impact project The Carbon-12 Project, which raises money for carbon capture technologies and a variety of climate projects that reduce carbon emissions.